Internet Speed requirements for Hulu

Internet speed for video streaming services require you to have a good internet connection. With video streaming services growing larger every year Hulu (like Netflix) is currently one of the largest providing video streaming services in the US.

What is Hulu?

HuluHulu is a website and subscription service offering on-demand video streaming of a diversity of TV shows, webisodes, movies and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from ABC, NBC, Fox, TBS, and other studios and networks. Hulu Plus is a monthly subscription service which, like the free version of Hulu, also contains commercials. Hulu Plus offers subscribers an expanded library in the form of full seasons and more episodes of shows already available through Hulu. Hulu even has streamed its own in-house web series “The Morning After”, which is a light-hearted pop-culture news show.

Requirements for Hulu

For watching Hulu the following internet speed is required:

  • A broadband internet connection
  • Downstream bandwidth of at least 1.5 Mbps for a smooth playback experience

The following software is required as a minimum:

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 (.53.64) or above
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or above, Firefox 2.0 or above, Safari 3.0 or above, or Chrome
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or above, Macintosh OS X 10.4 or above, or Linux
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled

Hulu Plus is also available on a wide range of hardware platforms, including:


Maybe even more important than your internet speed is the latency or lag. Read more about “What is Latency or Lag?” or read more about video streaming and/or other streaming sevices.

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